ABDO and the CoO confirm 'essential' eyecare only advice

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the College of Optometrists have confirmed their advice following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday.

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) launches new website

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness has launched a new website on 5 May.

BCPB chair takes on Everest challenge

BCPB's Chair, Paul Hunter is climbing Mount Everest at home via his stairs during lock down to raise vital funds for the charity's blindness prevention work.

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Life in isolation

Judith Potts, the founder of Esme's Umbrella, which is the campaign to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome and to source founding into research.

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Alimeria Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering are to jointly host a webinar to discuss the RCOphth COVID-19 guidelines.

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.

UKISCRS to create series of webinars

The first webinar, hosted by Professor David Spalton, will be held today Thursday 9 April, 6-7pm.

Heidelberg Engineering supplies free protective breath shields

Heidelberg Engineering has announced that it is shipping protective breath shields free of charge to SPECTRALIS owners in the UK.

Fight for Sight continues to promote eye research

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond.

Review evaluates efficacy of eye protection equipment to protect against Covid-19

Researchers from the University of Oxford have concluded that there is "no direct evidence from randomised trials that eye protection equipment alone prevents transmission of COVID-19."

World Ophthalmology Congress goes virtual

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2020) has decided to make its June meeting virtual, to provide "an opportunity to come together, collaborate and share the latest advancements in eye care".

First UK doctor dies due to Covid-19

An ear, nose and throat consultant has become the first UK doctor confirmed to have died of coronavirus.